Party of three for 'Made of Honor'

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Sydney Pollack, Kadeem Hardison and Beau Garrett are joining the cast of the Patrick Dempsey-Michelle Monaghan romantic comedy "Made of Honor" for Columbia Pictures.

Paul Weiland will direct from a screenplay by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont based on an original script by Adam Sztykiel.

Neal Moritz is producing through his Sony-based Original Film shingle. The story revolves around Tom (Dempsey) and Claire (Monaghan), who have been platonic friends for 10 years. He's a serial dater, while she wants marriage but hasn't found Mr. Right.

Just as Tom is starting to think that he is relationship material after all, Claire gets engaged. When she asks Tom to be her "maid" of honor, he reluctantly agrees just so he can attempt to stop the wedding and woo her.

Pollack will play the father of Dempsey's character, while Hardison and Garrett are cast in supporting roles.

Shooting began last week.

Sony's Amy Baer and Adam Milano are shepherding the project for the studio.

Pollack is repped by CAA and the law firm of Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum & Morris.

Hardison, who most recently appeared in "Biker Boyz," is repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment.

Garrett, who next appears in "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," is repped by ICM.
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